Seattle Seahawks football is back. In the first preseason game of this new year, Seattle lost 25-32 against the Steelers in Pittsburgh.
Remember: the less important thing about the preseason is the results. Don’t be worried because the Seahawks lost in Pittsburgh in their first game before the new campaign. Although, there were a lot of things this team needs to improve and work on. About the QB battle, I’m going to say that Seattle should lean on Drew Lock.
Let’s recap what happened in Pittsburgh at the re-named Acrisure Stadium:
Seahawks At Steelers: Game Summary
The game ended in a 25-32 loss for the Seahawks against the Steelers which meant the first action for Seattle on the field since January. The three-QB Pittsburgh team ended up with a win at home thanks to nice performances by Mitch Trubisky and first-round QB Kenny Pickett.
Seattle struggled to stop Pittsburgh, and both the passing and running game were effective for the Steelers, who ended up with 408 total yards. Tackling was an issue and most rookies looked raw (with the exception of Boye Mafe).
For the Seahawks offense, Geno Smith played the first half and recorded 10/15 passing with 101 yards and a rushing touchdown. In the second half, QB Drew Lock took the field to improve the offense for Seattle – mostly with the 2nd team. Lock ended the game with 11/15 passing, 100 yards, 2 passing TD, and a fumble lost (this one not being his fault, but confusion on the offensive line that killed Lock’s blind side).
Also, running backs DeeJay Dallas (90 total yards and 1 TD) & Travis Homer (74 total yards) were the stars for the Seahawks’ offense with rookie RB Kenneth Walker playing only in the first part of the game (30 total yards). Apart from these backs, there were issues in finding playmakers at skill positions.
On defense, rookie CBs Tariq Woolen and Coby Bryant were the coveted players to watch. Unfortunately, they struggled as both gave up a passing TD. Woolen, who shined this past week on training camp and was one of the best players in last weekend’s mock game, had a lot of problems in coverage. Let’s be patient with these players, though, as this was their first in-game experience.
On the other hand, the pass rush was the best part of this group. Fellow rookie Boye Mafe finished up with 2 sacks, forcing a fumble on the first one, to be the best defensive player of the game for Seattle. The rest of this team had problems with tackling and feeling comfortable on the field.
You can see here the highlights of the game:
The Seahawks are now going to host the Chicago Bears next Thursday for preseason week 2 at 8pm ET. We may see similar playing time for Geno Smith and Drew Lock in this game, as they continue their competition for the Week One starting role.
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